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City Beer Store

Not Rated.
City Beer StoreCity Beer Store
BA SCORE
98
world-class

230 Ratings
Ratings: 230
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.11%
Taps: 15
Bottles: 300
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Store ]

1168 Folsom St
San Francisco, California, 94103-6027
United States
phone: (415) 503-1033

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-08-2006)
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Reviews by Dobby:
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4.66/5  rDev +5%

Overall city beer store is a great place if you are visiting from out of town and want a one stop shop to get some great west coast beers. They also tend to have some great beer on tap, yet I have never actually sat down and spend the time to have some. Usually the one place you can guarentee will have bottles of fresh pliny when other places are out as well as a great selection of random european beers sitting on the shelf. Prices can be a little high on some things, and as a local I try to find other (cheaper) places to go, unless they are the only one to have some in stock (which happens quite often ill admit).

Dobby, May 06, 2011
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Fairly unimpressed considering all the hype. I was able to find a similar beer selection at a nearby Whole Foods (which was an amazing selection, mind you). Overall, compared to the likes of other dive bars with similar selection (Toronado, Zeitgeist, etc.) and Monk's Kettle, I was far from impressed.

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A (mostly) beer only SoMa establishment with an strong tap list and comfortable environs.

If I'm staying in SF for more than a day, and staying in the usual Financial District spot, I try to make my way to City Beer Store. The three for four times I've been here it's been fairly busy. It's a polite crowd, though, a I've never had to wait too long for my next pour. There's always something to choose. A dozen to fifteen choices ranging from very small breweries you've never heard of (unless you live in the area) to stuff you've always wanted to try but haven't been able to find. The food is limited, but you're not here to eat. Parking is limited, but it is walkable if you're staying around the Convention Center. Prices are reasonable. I believe there are bottles and growlers for purchase, but I never have. A must if you're coming to the city.

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City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA
98 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.